International Review of Public Administration (Journal)

Hansen, M. B. (Editor)

Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewJournal editorResearch


From its inception in 1996, the primary aim of the International Review of Public Administration (IRPA) is to provide a comprehensive knowledge of public administration and policy based on high-quality academic research. The journal seeks to promote the dissemination and discussion of academic research and strives to provide a worldwide audience with the opportunity for communication and further understanding on issues of public administration and policy. Moreover, it stimulates research and critical thinking, which can contribute to the quality of government and public services. Its primary target audience is the academic and research community, but it also values practical implications.

IRPA covers a wide array of public administration field, including but not confined to:
public management
comparative and international administration
governance and intersectoral relationships
democratic governance and public administration
organizational theory and human resource management in the public sector
innovation and organizational learning in the public sector
public budgeting and finance
policy tools and evaluation
various fields of public policy (social welfare policy, education policy, health policy, etc.)
As an international journal, IRPA is eager to learn and promote lessons from public administration across the world and encourages cross-national and cross-boundary research. Methodologically, the journal encourages a wide range of social science approaches, including both qualitative and quantitative analysis. It also encourages innovative methodologies as well as interdisciplinary and comparative approaches to the understanding of public administration and policy.

Peer Review Policy
All research articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by at least two anonymous referees.

Managing Editor
Period1 Feb 2014
Type of journalJournal